Der Grüne Punkt - 06. April 2017

Save Food

interpack 2017: Der Grüne Punkt with sustainable solutions in the Packaging Innovation Park

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Cologne, 6 April 2017. In Düsseldorf, everything will again be revolving around packaging for one week this year. At the interpack trade fair being held from 4 to 10 May, packaging manufacturers from all over the world will be showcasing their innovative ideas. The fair is for many sectors one of the year’s most prominent events, and is of premier importance for the packaging material industry.

Der Grüne Punkt will also be represented with a stand of its own in support of the Save Food initiative in the interpack’s Packaging Innovation Park. It is not only the market leader among the dual systems, it also provides assistance in designing sustainable packages, and thus makes a vital contribution towards the fight against food wastage. After all: packages protect foods and beverages from spoilage, but are at the same time required to minimize the environmental impact involved. With its “Design4Recycling” service, Der Grüne Punkt proactively promotes waste avoidance and recycling, thus ensuring reliably sustainable recovery of packages in line with the concept of a closed-cycle economy.

One of the greatest challenges faced by the packaging industry is to protect food and beverages from spoilage, damage or contamination. After all, there are more and more people living on this planet, and they all need to be adequately fed. So far, however, many foods and beverages are already being spoiled during storage or on their way to the consumer. This is frequently attributable to unsuitable packaging.

Finding a solution to this problem is a major concern, not least to the Save Food initiative, of which Der Grüne Punkt has been a long-standing supporter. It will be represented for the third time at the interpack, where the “Save Food Packaging Award” will be conferred. The aim is to find a packaging solution that helps to reduce food losses and wastage. Save Food is here prioritizing a sustainable concept with minimized resource utilization. The “WorldStar Packaging Award” of the World Packaging Organization has thus added another new category in the shape of this prize. During the interpack, the national winners previously determined from more than 15 different countries will be competing against each other.

Der Grüne Punkt at the interpack 2017: Outdoor Area South, IPP 20

Your contact person:
Norbert Völl, Tel.: +49 (0) 22 03 / 937-507

About the Der Grüne Punkt Group:
The companies of Der Grüne Punkt are as service providers for extended producer responsibility, as a leading supplier of secondary raw materials for plastics, and as a premium producer of plastic recyclates, the premier solution provider for the needs of the closed-cycle economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) is the market leader of the dual system in Germany, and stands for intelligent take-back systems, plus the development and marketing of innovative recyclates and services. Systec Plastics, at its facilities in Eisfeld and Hörstel, produces premium-quality recyclates under the Systalen brandname for the international market. The companies are grouped together in DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG.